OMAHA (DTN) -- Precipitation hindering harvest in the eastern Midwest, and better rain in central Brazil, are the key weather items for the commodity trade's attention Monday.
EASTERN MIDWEST SHOWERS
The DTN ag weather forecast calls for mainly favorable conditions for the remaining harvest activities in the western Midwest during this week. Precipitation in the east may keep this portion of the harvest slower, especially in Indiana and Ohio.
FAVORABLE SOUTHERN PLAINS SOIL MOISTURE
In the southern Plains, favorable conditions for developing winter wheat are in effect at this time. Soil moisture due to early season rainfall will favor crop development. However, a drying trend in the region does bear watching as we head into winter dormancy.
CENTRAL BRAZIL RAINFALL
Central Brazil has an improving rainfall pattern for planting and developing soybeans in central Brazil after earlier hot, dry weather. Southern areas have a break in the rainy pattern that began during the weekend continues early this week. This may help improve conditions for planting and early development. Rain returns to the area later in the week, maintaining adequate to surplus soil moisture but slowing seasonal fieldwork.
DRIER ARGENTINA TREND
Argentina has mostly favorable conditions at this time for planting and development of corn, soybeans and sunflower and for developing winter wheat.
SOUTH AFRICA DRYNESS
In South Africa, a turn to hot, dry weather in the region may mean delays to planting progress for western growing areas and increasing stress to germination and early development of maize in the east.
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